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The Marsh Berkeley
Between Shattuck and Oxford 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
415-641-0235
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 44 members
Review from Renee S.

Greenwald is a master storyteller with an encyclopedic memory for names,places, details of far ranging travels. He engaged the audience, had topical tidbits to start the show and relax the 3 audience participants who spun the wheel to choose the...continued

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Review from Renae B

Jeff Greenwald is a great storyteller. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

reviewed Aug 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Roadrunner

It was a wonderful opening night. I went to see him at the Berkeley Jewish Community Center in 2008, and didn't hear any of the same stories last night. Yes, it's always different. He is a magical story teller, and also a terrific travel writer....continued

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“Peculiar travel suggestions,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote in_ Cats Cradle_, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those unpredictable discoveries and encounters that make world travel so illuminating. Oakland-based Jeff Greenwald — best known for his best-selling books, including _Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World and now Snake Lake_ — brings the hand of destiny to this work: an improvised monologue inspired by the joys of wanderlust. Audience members step onstage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. ’Round and ’round it spins, and where it stops, the story begins…. 

Jeff Greenwald has visited six continents, working as a writer, performer, and photographer. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Salon, and many other publications. He also serves as Executive Director of Ethical Traveler (www.ethicaltraveler.org), a global alliance dedicated to human rights, environmental protection and the ambassadorial potential of world travel. Jeff’s new book, Snake Lake — set in Kathmandu during the “People Power” revolution of 1990 — was released in November 2010 by Counterpoint Press. 

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